There’s a reason that Vitamin C seems to be recommended and advertised almost everywhere you look in the health community. It’s one of the most vital components of health and well-being. Incorporating a proper amount into your diet can strengthen your immune system, assist the body in burning excess fat and has even been shown to have a correlation in lowering the risk of heart disease.
A proper dietary intake has also been shown to help repair damaged hair and minimize wrinkles and dryness in the skin. It even aids the body in strenuous tasks such as pregnancy or from surgery. These individual perks come together and have a positive effect on your overall mood and they improve your stamina and capability throughout the day.
While consuming fruits and vegetables is an easy way to consume an optimal amount of Vitamin C. The intravenous route allows much higher doses to be administered, bypassing the GI tract and allowing up to 100% absorption. This more efficient method is the recommended option in situations when the immune system needs a little extra help.
Possible Signs of Vitamin C deficiency
- Poor immune system
- Dry, damaged skin
- Aching or weakness in muscle or joints
- Bleeding gums
- Unprovoked weight gain
- Irritated skin
Read below to see how Vitamin C can help with fighting cold and flu, allergies, and the effects of chemotherapy cancer treatment.
Fighting Cold and Flu
Vitamin C provides a powerful boost to your immune system, which helps protect from the threat of cold and flu. However, in situations when it’s too late and the virus has already kicked in, the body becomes so preoccupied with fighting it that Vitamin C levels can fall significantly. Under this circumstance, IV treatment will give patients a massive boost with a quick reaction, assisting the body on the road to a faster recovery.
Attacking Allergy Season
Dreaded allergy symptoms are often the main thing that stands in the way of enjoying the beautiful Spring season. A proper dosage of Vitamin C helps stabilize the immune system by neutralizing the extreme reaction that the body has to histamines. It also serves as a natural, non-toxic alternative, free of side effects that other antihistamine medication may come with.
Studies have shown that Vitamin C therapy may be effective in treating certain types of cancer. At very high doses vitamin C can generate peroxide (H202) which may be toxic to cancer cells. Doctors have suggested that IV treatment is necessary in this circumstance because oral supplements do not contain enough Vitamin C for the approach to be effective. Only about 18% of the vitamin C we consume is absorbed by our bodies
Many of the cancer patients seen at The Hydration Room suffer from fatigue, nausea, and vomiting from radiation and chemotherapy. Vitamin C along with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can help prevent the above and also boost the immune system, help with mood elevation and energy.